India vs Australia HIGHLIGHTS, Women’s Test Day 4: IND secures historic win, beats AUS by eight wickets

IND vs AUS HIGHLIGHTS, Women’s Test Day 4: Follow the match commentary updates from Day Four of the India vs Australia Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Updated : Dec 24, 2023 13:19 IST

Smriti Mandhana  in action on Day 4.
Smriti Mandhana in action on Day 4. | Photo Credit: EMMANUAL YOGINI

Smriti Mandhana in action on Day 4. | Photo Credit: EMMANUAL YOGINI

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of Day 4 of the India vs Australia Women’s Test, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

  • December 24, 2023 13:16
    It’s not over just yet

    There’s plenty of action left in this series, starting with the the ODI series. While Australia might have conceded the Test, you can count on them to come back all guns blazing. We will keep you posted with all the latest news and updates from the series. Until the next match, it is goodbye!

  • December 24, 2023 13:13
    Harmanpreet Kaur

    It is a reward for the hard work over the years. Credit to the coaches. We just try to keep it simple. We just thought if we can play positive cricket, that is why we put Richa up the order. We just wanted to keep putting the pressure. We just had to stay in the moment. We tried our best to get them early in the second innings, but that partnership in the middle did not let us. But we kept our faith in our bowling and it worked. I want to thank BCCI for giving us this chance to play Tests. Hopefully, there’s more coming for us. 

  • December 24, 2023 13:09
    Player of the Match - Sneh Rana

    It feels amazing after a fantastic win by our team. My batting promotion was not just to be a night watchman. It was my first time batting with Smriti. I just think that if the captain is showing faith by asking me to bowl, I want to repay it. This has to be at the top. A Test is being played in India after so long. It is a big thing for the fans too. I think these two wins should attract a lot of young players.

  • December 24, 2023 13:05
    Alyssa Healy

    What an amazing experience to come and play here. Not easy to win. It was our first match here so we’re learning on our feet. Credit to India who continued to put pressure on us. I think if we would have been able to bat for the full first day. If we had over 300, we would have given us an opportunity. There’s still six games left in the series and there’s a lot left to play for.

  • December 24, 2023 12:57
    What Jemimah and Smriti said

    Smriti Mandhana: I think it was not that difficult as well (to bat). It looked like a rank turner but if you applied yourself it was not that tough. I think credit to Deepti and Pooja to get us back (in the first innings). I and Shafali just wanted to react to the ball (during the chase).

    Jemimah Rodrigues: Test cricket is something you always want to bat. Getting two back-to-back half centuries, I think Christmas came early. I just wanted to be consistent with the process and the results will follow. The bowlers have inspired me to bowl. 

  • December 24, 2023 12:52
    After the match

    Pooja Vastrakar: Very happy. We’ve created history. 

    Renuka Singh: The main thing he (Troy Cooley) tells is to have patience. The more patient you are, the likelier you are to get a wicket. The celebrations are a secret.

  • December 24, 2023 12:47

    IND vs AUS: India records first Women’s Test win against Australia in Mumbai

    India chased down a target of 75 runs on Day 4 of the one-off women’s Test match against Australia at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday, to get its first win over the opponent in the format.

  • December 24, 2023 12:44
    IND 75/2 in 18.4 overs

    Jonassen to Jemimah. A soft push to mid wicket for one. FOUR! MANDHANA HITS THE WINNING RUNS! Mandhana dances down and tonks over the bowler to get the job done for her side. 

  • December 24, 2023 12:42
    IND 70/2 in 18 overs

    FOUR! Jemimah sweeps for the first time this innings and sends it to the fence. A single off the final delivery to keep strike. India just five away from taking the honours.

  • December 24, 2023 12:37
    IND 65/2 in 17 overs

    Jonassen to Jemimah. Opens the face of the bat to run the ball to third man and pick a single. FOUR! Overpitched by the bowler and Mandhana digs it out to breach the fence. 

  • December 24, 2023 12:32
    IND 60/2 in 16 overs

    WICKET! Gardner removes Richa! She wants to slog sweep but hands a leading edge to the mid on fielder.

    Richa Ghosh c McGrath b Gardner 13 (32)

    Jemimah Rodrigues starts with a cover drive for FOUR! A single off the fifth delivery.

  • December 24, 2023 12:29
    IND 55/1 in 15 overs

    Jes Jonassen to bowl now. Two runs for Mandhana, gets an inside edge which runs deep to fine leg. FOUR off the final delivery. Lofts a full delivery right back over the bowler’s head.

  • December 24, 2023 12:27
    IND 49/1 in 14 overs

    Mandhana glances Gardner’s second delivery to fine leg for a single. That’s the solitary run from the over.

  • December 24, 2023 12:22
    IND 48/1 in 13 overs

    McGrath again. Healy stands up at the stumps. Two runs, Mandhana drives to covers and a misfield allows a second run. FOUR! This time the drive is better timed and pierces the cover and mid off fielders. FOUR for Richa! Another edge which yields a boundary for Richa. 11 runs from the over.

  • December 24, 2023 12:21
    IND 37/1 in 12 overs

    Just one off Gardner’s over. Mandhana leans forward to defend but gets an inside edge. The ball runs to the square leg region which allows the time to run a single.

  • December 24, 2023 12:15
    IND 36/1 in 11 overs

    Tahlia McGrath for her first over. Three runs in the over. The final delivery sees Richa edge on a drive but the ball lands in front of the backward point fielder.

  • December 24, 2023 12:10
    IND 33/1 in 10 overs

    Ash Gardner resumes attack. Richa Ghosh on strike. Edge and four! A drive induces an edge but it is clear of the slip fielder and races to the fence. 

  • December 24, 2023 12:08
    Back for the second session

    Mandhana and Ghosh are back in the middle. India 46 away from a historic win.

  • December 24, 2023 11:33
    India nails another session

    India moves to the cusp of a historic Test win at home, just 46 away from the finish line. Australia managed only 28 runs for its last five wickets today with Sneh Rana, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Pooja Vastrakar coming to the fore. 

  • December 24, 2023 11:31
    IND 29/1 in 9 overs

    Garth strays one way down the leg-side for FOUR byes. And India heads to Lunch with 46 runs to win.

  • December 24, 2023 11:25
    IND 23/1 in 8 overs

    Mandhana taps Richa through cover and reels in a quick single. 

  • December 24, 2023 11:21
    IND 22/1 in 7 overs

    Richa opens her account off the 12th delivery as a misfield at mid-off concedes a FOUR.

  • December 24, 2023 11:18
    IND 18/1 in 6 overs

    Gardner skims through a tight over for a maiden.

  • December 24, 2023 11:14
    IND 18/1 in 5 overs

    Garth continues to keep a fine line of attack. Mandhana taps a few through point but fails to beat the ring fielders. Garth overpitches and Mandhana creams the ball through cover for FOUR this time. FOUR more as Garth offers width again for Mandhana to slap through cover.

  • December 24, 2023 11:11
    IND 9/1 in 4 overs

    Gardner to Ghosh, DROPPED! Sharp outside-edge off Ghosh and Mooney fails to latch onto a sharp catch.

  • December 24, 2023 11:08
    IND 5/1 in 3 overs

    Maiden for Garth as she attempts to slide the ball in towards Mandhana’s off-stump. Impressive lines.

  • December 24, 2023 11:01
    IND 5/1 in 2 overs

    Ash Gardner from the opposite end. A couple of loopy deliveries and Mandhana digs it out from length. Mandhana gets an inside-edge down towards fine-leg for a single. 

  • December 24, 2023 10:57
    IND 4/1 in 1 over

    A half-tracker first-up and Shafali slaps it through cover for FOUR first ball. Garth to Shafali, OUT! A beautiful delivery that shapes away from length and Garth finds the outside-edge off Shafali to Healy. Richa Ghosh is in at 3.

    Shafali Verma c †Healy b Garth 4 (4b 1x4)

  • December 24, 2023 10:56
    Back for the chase

    Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma walk out to the middle. Kim Garth takes the new ball.

  • December 24, 2023 10:44
    AUS 261 all out in 105.4 overs

    Jonassen drives Gayakwad down to long-off but decides against a single. Three dots on the trot. Can she manage a little single here? Gayakwad to Jonassen, OUT! Through the gates. Two superb deliveries from Gayakwad at the end wraps up the Australian innings. She pitches on length and draws Jonassen forward but the ball drifts in sharply to hit the stumps. 

    India needs 75 runs to record a historic Test win at Wankhede.

    Jess Jonassen b Gayakwad 9 (42b 1x4)

  • December 24, 2023 10:42
    AUS 261/9 in 105 overs

    Jonassen shields Cheatle and takes a single off Rana’s fifth delivery. Cheatle survives the last delivery as it keeps low and zips past the off-stump.

  • December 24, 2023 10:35
    AUS 260/9 in 104 overs

    Rajeshwari Gayakwad replaces Deepti.

    Rajeshwari to Garth, OUT! A corker. A beauty that pitches on length and turns to hit top of off. Garth cannot do much about that. Lauren Cheatle walks in at 11.

    Kim Garth b Gayakwad 4 (8b 1x4)

  • December 24, 2023 10:27
    AUS 260/8 in 103 overs

    Rana offes room and Jonassen slaps it behind point for FOUR. Rana slides the ball in towards Jonassen’s pads. Loud shout for a leg-before and India reviews this time. Bat/pad first is the question. Wickets missing as the ball scuttles down leg. India exhausts its reviews.

  • December 24, 2023 10:24
    AUS 256/8 in 102 overs

    Jonassen finds a single off the fourth ball from Deepti. Deepti overpitches and Garth slices one down through third for FOUR.

  • December 24, 2023 10:17
    AUS 251/8 in 101 overs

    LOUD APPEAL. Sutherland miscues the slog-sweep off her gloves to Yastika but the umpire is unmoved. India reviews and there’s a clear contact with the gloves! Huge wicket as Sutherland’s rearguard of 102 balls comes to an end. Alana King goes first ball! OUT! A full delivery pitches right in the blockhole and King attempts to dig it out but the rolls over to knock the stumps. Kim Garth is in at 10. Rana nearly has the hat-trick but Garth manages to keep out a straight delivery. A yorker nearly breaches the defences but Garth gets some wood on it. 

    Annabel Sutherland c †Bhatia b Rana 27 (102b 3x4); Alana King b Rana 0 (1b)

  • December 24, 2023 10:14
    AUS 251/6 in 100 overs

    BEATEN. Deepti wafts one through the air and rushes it past Jonassen’s hanging blade outside the off-stump with sharp spin. Maiden.

  • December 24, 2023 10:09
    AUS 251/6 in 99 overs

    Rana overpitches and Sutherland drills the ball down the ground past mid-on for FOUR.

    EDGED and just short. Sutherland errs by rocking to the backfoot and slices one towards Deepti at first-slip. 

  • December 24, 2023 10:06
    AUS 247/6 in 98 overs

    Deepti Sharma into the attack. Another maiden as Jonassen prods forward to keep Deepti away from the rough patches. 

  • December 24, 2023 10:02
    AUS 247/6 in 97 overs

    Rana replaces Renuka. A probing over from Rana but Sutherland keeps the anchor down efficiently. Maiden.

  • December 24, 2023 10:01
    AUS 247/6 in 96 overs

    Vastrakar tightens her lines to Jonassen and Sutherland. No easy runs on the cards at the moment. Just one from it.

  • December 24, 2023 09:56
    AUS 246/6 in 95 overs

    Renuka slides another one down leg and Sutherland works it through mid-wicket for another FOUR.

  • December 24, 2023 09:50
    AUS 239/6 in 94 overs

    Sutherland drives a full ball through cover for a single. Length from Vastrakar again and Jonassen clips the ball through mid-wicket for two runs.

  • December 24, 2023 09:44
    AUS 236/6 in 93 overs

    Thakur to Sutherland, OUT! That looks plumb and given. Renuka angles the ball in to hit Sutherland low on the pads. Australia reviews nevertheless. Decision overturned as the ball slides down leg. Moves a bit too much in the end. Renuka strays to the pads and Sutherland flicks it through mid-wicket for three runs. 

  • December 24, 2023 09:36
    AUS 233/6 in 92 overs

    Vastrakar finds an inside-edge off Gardner towards square leg first ball. Loud shout as Vastrakar dips one right on Gardner’s toe. India reviews.

    THREE REDS! A cracking review from India and Vastrakar strikes in her first over.

    Jess Jonassen is in at 8. Vastrakar raps one on the front pad. Looks like it has pitched outside leg-stump but India reviews again! Pitching outside leg and India loses it this time.

    Ashleigh Gardner lbw b Vastrakar 7 (27b 1x4)

  • December 24, 2023 09:33
    AUS 233/5 in 91 overs

    Fine line of attack first-up from Renuka and Sutherland stands up for it with a solid defence. Renuka goes wide off the crease and slides one in towards the pads. Maiden.

  • December 24, 2023 09:30
    First session starts

    Annabel Sutherland and Ash Gardner return to the middle. Renuka Thakur will operate with the second new ball.

  • December 24, 2023 09:21
    All to play for
  • December 24, 2023 08:51
    The Harmanpreet-Healy episode

    IND-W vs AUS-W: Healy deflects Harmanpreet’s throw with bat, not given out for ‘obstructing the field’ - MCC Law explained

    Healy blocked a throw from the bowler, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur, and was not given out.

  • December 24, 2023 08:40
    Harry Di’s golden arm

    India-W vs Australia-W: ‘Harry Di has a golden arm,’ says Deepti Sharma as skipper Harmanpreet takes key wickets on Day 3

    After a batting debacle in the first innings, Australia looked sorted in the second essay and made the Indian bowlers toil for most part of the day. 

  • December 24, 2023 08:39
    Can Australia add another 155-160 runs today?

    IND-W vs AUS-W: Ellyse Perry aims to set 200-plus target for India on final day

  • December 24, 2023 08:05
    Day 3 Recap

    Her arms outstretched like wings, Harmanpreet Kaur sprinted towards her team-mates as a few hundred spectators chanted her name at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.

    It was the final hour of third day’s play and the Indian captain brought herself into the attack in the 72nd over as nothing seemed to be working for her bowlers with Tahlia McGrath (73, 177b, 10x4) and Alyssa Healy (32, 101b, 1x4) consolidating Australia’s innings.

    There was a huge appeal on the first delivery, but the DRS confirmed that the ball was sliding down leg, thus giving McGrath a sigh of relief. 

    IND-W vs AUS-W, One-off Test: Captain Harmanpreet orchestrates India fightback after McGrath-Healy show on day 3

    Harmanpreet (2 for 23) not only broke the 66-run partnership between Tahlia Mcgrath and Alyssa Healy, but also brought India back into the game.

  • December 24, 2023 08:04

    The One-off India W vs Australia W Test match will be telecast on the Sports18 Network in India. Live streaming of the match will be available on Jio Cinema and FanCode app/website in India.

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